TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (January 10)



For the Week of January 10

Arts and Performances


“New Faces”
The Department of Art, Art History and Design is proud to announce “New Faces” — an exhibition of work from first-year MFA students in studio art and design.
Ends Friday, Jan. 14; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the AAHD Gallery, 214 Riley Hall

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Deadlines or Registrations

Faculty and Staff Vaccination Booster Requirement
As part of the faculty and staff vaccine requirement, all faculty and staff members are required to receive an approved COVID-19 booster. The deadline to receive your booster is Friday, Jan. 21 (or if you are not yet eligible by Jan. 21, then as soon as you become eligible).
Faculty and staff may receive the booster vaccination at any off-campus location or at the University’s on-campus booster vaccination clinic (pre-registration needed). 
On-campus clinic: Thursday, Jan. 20; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside Gate 2, Joyce Center (offering the Pfizer-BioNTech booster vaccine)

Virtual Lecture — “The Michael Lykoudis Lecture Series: The Shared Building Traditions of the World”
This virtual program will shine a light on the vernacular architecture intrinsic to locales around the world, and how they incorporate classical principles. The event’s inaugural speakers are award-winning architects and urban planners Nada Breitman-Jakov and Marc Breitman, Paris-based architects known for improving cities through quality architecture and urbanism. Free registration for ND faculty, staff and students here or by emailing Megan Lane at
Wednesday, Jan. 19; 6 p.m. via Zoom

Thrive! Lunch Pairings
Do you want to network but don’t want to commit a lot of time? Do you prefer meeting people one-on-one instead of in a large group? If so, sign up for the lunch pairings sponsored by the Thrive! ambassadors to be randomly paired with a lunch partner from a different division. All employees are welcome to participate in person or virtually. Contact Jessica Schiller at or 631-7923 with questions. Register by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21.  

Lunch and Learn: “Pursuing Philosophy, Love and the Good Life”
Thrive!’s Engagement Committee presents a Lunch and Learn with Meghan Sullivan, the Wilsey Family Professor of Philosophy and the creator of Notre Dame’s God and the Good Life Program, which introduces big philosophical questions concerning happiness. Free; bring your lunch. RSVP here.
Thursday, Jan. 27; 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 512, Duncan Student Center

Faith-Sharing Group for the Spouses and Partners of Faculty
Come together with other faculty spouses and partners to meet and to share together our lives of faith. Sessions will be oriented around light reading and a catered lunch. Sponsored by the Faculty Chaplaincy. Register by Friday, Jan. 21.
Meeting every other Thursday beginning Feb. 3 and ending April 21; noon to 1:15 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 North (W134), Duncan Student Center

Educational and Research Opportunities

Make a Difference in a Child’s Life by Becoming a Tutor with TutorND
Choose to be in person in South Bend schools or virtually in Catholic schools across the country.
The days/times are based on the tutor’s schedule. Tutors commit to at least 1.5 hours a week (Mondays through Thursdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.) during the semester and are paid. The evidence-based programs are well-structured and easy to follow. Training, resources and instructional coaching will be provided. If interested, contact

Technology Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge. Check the class description in Endeavor for the method of delivery of each class.
∙ AiM Work Request Training, Wednesday, Jan. 12; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ buyND, Tuesday, Jan. 18; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ GLez Training, Thursday, Jan. 20; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ travelND Training, Thursday, Jan. 20; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Time-Out for Tech: Becoming a Google Wizard
Learn tips and tricks for your work in Google while having fun and winning prizes. Discover what the Google First Wizarding College is all about, learn how to enroll and walk through several steps of the first level on your way to becoming a Google Wizard. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Thursday, Jan. 20; 1:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Lectures and Presentations

Presentation — “Foreign Policy Careers: Insights from Professionals in the Field”
Notre Dame’s undergraduate Student Policy Network invites you for an evening of insight into foreign policy careers. Professionals will share their experience in international intelligence, international security and foreign service. Hosted in partnership with the Pulte Institute, this event is perfect for anyone interested in foreign policy as a career, subject of study or development area.
Monday, Jan. 10; 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls (virtual option via Zoom also available)

Panel Discussion: “What Happens if Roe is (Not) Overturned?”
Join the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government for a panel discussion on the future of American politics after Dobbs v. Jackson. Featuring former Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.); Sherif Girgis, associate professor, ND Law School; and Christina Wolbrecht, the C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program in the Department of Political Science, they will focus on the potential political and legal outcomes of one of the Supreme Court’s most controversial cases of this term.
Thursday, Jan. 13; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Create a Supersection for Your Canvas Courses Now
Canvas will only allow student sections to be associated with a single course site. This means that student assignments and grades are lost if work was completed in a course site before you merge it into a supersection. Create your supersections early to avoid data loss.

Enroll in the Google First Wizarding College
How can you work smarter, smoother and safer in our increasingly hybrid environment? The answer: the Google First Wizarding College. Google First is Notre Dame’s effort to promote Google’s productivity tools (e.g., Docs, Sheets, Slides, Chat) and help faculty and staff discover better ways to work. The college is now open for enrollment for all faculty and staff. The program begins Monday, Jan 17.

Google Tip: Use Your Voice to Edit in Docs and Slides
Did you know you can type and edit with your voice in Google Docs and Slides? This convenient voice typing/command feature converts your voice into text by using the microphone on your computer. It is available in Google Docs and Slides speaker notes, and only in a Chrome browser.

Keep up to date on new hires and colleagues celebrating service anniversaries. Obituaries and memorial information may be found at In Memory. Please contact askHR at 631-5900 to submit obituary and memorial updates.